Yeah! First Instructable! Here's how to make a sick mini ramp for Tech Decks and Fingerboards out of just a shoebox and some tape.
You will need:
1 Roll of Scotch Tape
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Step 1: Step 1: Find a Shoebox
Any shoebox is fine really, unless it's a converse small shoebox. I used the shoebox from a recent pair of skate shoes I bought to add some skateboarding flair.
Step 2: Step 2: Take Anything in the Shoebox Out of the Shoebox.
You don't want to make the cutting harder by cutting through something you didn't have to cut through.
Step 3: Step 3: Disassemble the Box
After this step your shoebox should be completely flat.
Step 4: Step 4: Cut the Box
Cut the TOP of the box off of the rest of the box. This is where the main company logo should be. Watch you fingers!
Step 5: Step 5: Bend the Box
If the cardboard is corrugated (most cardboard is) then it will bend with ease into strips in parallel bend lines. DO NOT bend the center. For smoothest transitions, do not bend the center. The two transitions should be equal in height. If they are not, you can trim them with a scissor.
Step 6: Step 6: Cut Out the Base of the Box
The base is the opposite side of the box. It's the other largest side. Try hard to cut in straight lines with this, because it will make the final product stronger.
Step 7: Step 7: Tape or Glue the Base to the Transitions
Okay, here comes the hard part.
Step 8: Step 8: Cut Out the Less Long Sides of the Box
The sticker with the size and stats of the shoe are usually kept on one of these sides.
Step 9: Step 9: Read My Instructions Below
Cut the sides of the box so that the circle inside the side of the box is cut cleanly in half when you're finished. Do this by cutting a line parallel to the horizontal edge of the side of the box. ( Cut the same way the scissors in the picture are.)
Step 10: Step 10: Tape the Smaller Part of the Newly Cut Side to the Base of the Ramp
Make sure that when the newly taped side stands at a 90 degree angle it touches the transitions and the half circle cut previously is facing downwards. Tape both sides of the fraction of the side of the box and do this on both sides of the ramp.
Step 11: Step 11: Tape Together the Cut Side of the Box and the Transition
The hard part is almost over.
Step 12: Step 12: Read My Instructions Below
Take the other side of the side that you cut previously and tape it to the base of the ramp. Then, bend it about the height of the ramp at a 90 degree angle. It should now be touching the transition. Keeping everything at the previously defined angles, mark where the piece of box touches the transition. Do this on both sides.
Step 13: Step 13: Cut at the Mark and Tape the Piece of Box to the Transition
Make sure to cut in a straight line. There should be no excess cardboard in that piece of ramp.
Step 14: Congratulations! You Just Made a Miniramp!
You have just built a fingerboard miniramp out of a shoebox, some tape, and your two hands! Congrats! Now grab your favorite fingerboards, some tunes, and have fun!
Be sure to add comments if you have any questions and check out my site, heroellis.com, for other awesome projects!
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